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Grants and Impact Manager Job in Kenya
Pawame , Kenya

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1 Year
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Requires Traveling
Career Level
Bachelor's Degree
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Apr 15, 2021
Last Date
Jul 15, 2021

Job Description

About us

Our goal at Pawame is to support limitless opportunity through a foundation of safe, reliable, and affordable solar energy. Without access to power, participating in the modern digital world can be challenging and laborious. The Pawame team provides the energy-driven tools that individuals need to become successful students, entrepreneurs and global citizens. We like to think of ourselves as an electric foundation, and our team is what makes that possible.

About the roleThe purpose of this role is primarily to ensure strong, successful implementation of Pawame’s grant and other impact-related projects in order to maximize their benefit any associated concessional financing. The Grants and Impact Manager will report to the CEO and will also be the subject matter expert at Pawame for ESG, impact, grant and concessional funding, and will represent Pawame in engaging on this topic with external stakeholders.

Women are highly encouraged to apply.



Pawame successfully completes current grant-funded projects (KOSAP, EEP, SDG7 Results, MBEA)

    Cross-functional project oversight for grant-funded projects:

    • Project planning
    • Implementation
    • Reporting
    • Donor relations

Pawame complies with all ESG requirements posed by lenders, investors, and grant providers

  • Ensure ESG (environmental, social amp; corporate governance) best practice implementation within Sales, Logistics, Product, Corporate Development and Finance.
  • Manage Pawame’s ESG (environmental, social amp; corporate governance) documentation.
  • Provide ESG (environmental, social amp; corporate governance) reporting to donors, lenders and investors.

Pawame benefits from new grant and concessional funding opportunities

Implement and improve Pawame’s corporate communications plan, including:

  • Maintain Pawame’s social media presence by curating and producing content on Pawame’s social media platforms.
  • Write Pawame’s quarterly newsletters for shareholders and potential investors;
  • Monitor Pawame's social media platforms and ensure timely responses to queries.
  • Track Pawame’s social media performance using key metrics.
  • Monitor the email address.

Pawame’s due diligence processes are managed in an efficient, timely and professional manner

  • Identify new opportunities for fundraising.
  • Supervise and coach the Corporate Development Associate in grant proposal writing.
  • Lead and/or support concessional funding application processes.
  • Manage the contracting processes with grant providers.
  • Set up projects emerging from successful applications.

Pawame implements an ambitious gender action plan

  • Oversee implementation of Pawame’s gender action plan.
  • Actively obtain external support for Pawame’s gender work (e.g. from Power Africa).

Pawame benefits from and participates in industry bodies (KEREA, GOGLA)

  • Participate in relevant working groups and share information and resources from external bodies to Pawame stakeholders.




Overseeing implementation of results-based grant programs (i.e. ensuring sales targets are appropriately set and achieved).


  • Collaborating with the Product Manager to provide support on the EEP-funded women farmers' project.
  • Identifying funding needs and opportunities for new product introduction.


Required Education

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university.

Preferred Education:Masters’ degree, MBA, or equivalent.

Preferred Certifications

Any certification related to gender, ESG, impact measurement or other relevant topics.

Required Experience

  • 5 years of experience in the non-profit sector, social enterprise, or impact investment.

Preferred Experience: 5 years of experience in the non-profit sector, social enterprise, or impact investment in grant management, project management, and/or fundraising roles.

Technical attributes and competencies

  • Strong writing skills, especially proposal writing.
  • Strong data analysis and presentation skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of at least one impact/ESG area (consumer protection, gender, e-waste, governance, impact measurement).
  • Cross-functional project management skills.
  • Strong communication skills.

Behavioral attributes and competencies

  • Strong professional, proactive communicator.
  • Maturity and confidence to represent Pawame to external stakeholders
  • Ability to build capacity among the Pawame team in impact and ESG matters.



  • Healthcare Coverage.
  • A highly collaborative team environment that offers management training as part of growth and development opportunities.
  • Paid time off.
  • A flexible work environment with a 90-day remote work policy implemented at the company level.
  • At Pawame, we are a diverse team of highly energized local and international people, committed to serving our consumers and building a successful, sustainable business.
  • Our values guide our work, and as a PawaTeam member, you're expected to work with integrity, discipline and drive to serve our customers and build our community. Everyone from our interns to the founders contribute to our success in different ways and has meaningful opportunities to grow and learn in the company.
  • With community being one of Pawame’s core values we foster an inclusive, collaborative culture that treats every individual with respect. Pawame welcomes applications for this position from all qualified applicants with pre-existing Kenyan work authorization. Women are especially encouraged to apply.

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